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  1. Adobe PhotoShop Workshop Tips and Techniques for Beginners N M Swygert

  2. Adobe PhotoShop WorkshopOverview • Introduction to PhotoShop • The PhotoShop Workspace • The Toolbar • PhotoShop Project N M Swygert

  3. Section 1 • Introduction to PhotoShop • PhotoShop is the leading digital image editing application for the Internet, print, and other new media disciplines. N M Swygert

  4. Introduction to PhotoShop • RGB Color Space • (Red, Green, Blue)Essentially your computer has a Palette that holds a swatch or blob of red paint, green paint, and blue paint. By mixing these colors together, other colors are created. N M Swygert

  5. Introduction to PhotoShop • Image Resolution • Resolution in digital imagery refers to pixels per inch (ppi) or density, similar to how many square feet a particular room in a house might have. N M Swygert

  6. Introduction to PhotoShop • Dimensions • The amount of pixels contained in the width and height of an image is referred to as an image’s dimensions. N M Swygert

  7. Introduction to PhotoShop • Dimensions • The amount of pixels contained in the width and height of an image is referred to as an image’s dimensions. Screen Dimensions Dimensions in Browser 640 x 480 600 x 300 800 x 600 760 x 420 1024 x 768 955 x 600 N M Swygert

  8. Introduction to PhotoShop • Color Depth (Bit-Depth) • Color depth describes the maximum amount of colors an image can contain. Bit-Depth Colors 1 bit 2 8-bit 256 24-bit 16.7 million 32-bit 16.7 Million +256 Color Alpha Channel N M Swygert

  9. Introduction to PhotoShop • Digital Image Types: • Bitmaps • Vectors N M Swygert

  10. Introduction to PhotoShop • Bitmaps • Bitmap files map out or plot the image on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Computer displays are made up of a collection of individual points or dots, called pixels, organized in columns and rows (similar to a table or a grid) where each cell represents each pixel in the image. N M Swygert

  11. Introduction to PhotoShop • Vectors • Vector images do not plot images on a pixel-by-pixel basis. Instead, vector files contain a description of the image expressed mathematically. Essentially, the file tells the computer about the image and the computer draws it. N M Swygert

  12. Introduction to PhotoShop • Internet Image Standards • GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) • JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) • PNG (Portable Network Graphics Each of these formats is a bitmap file. Currently, browsers do not support the display of vector-based images without a plug-in. N M Swygert

  13. Section 2 • The PhotoShop Workspace • The PhotoShop workspace consists of four main components: the Menu, the Toolbar, the Options Bar, and the Palettes. N M Swygert

  14. The PhotoShop WorkSpace • The Menu • The Menu contains controls for common functions such as opening and saving files, as well as specific functions, such as copying and pasting, calling up specific windows or Palettes, and controlling the PhotoShop workspace. N M Swygert

  15. The PhotoShop WorkSpace • The Toolbar • The Toolbar contains a collection of Tools for creating, selecting, and manipulating images. N M Swygert

  16. The PhotoShop WorkSpace • The Options Bar • The Options Bar, by default, is placed just below the Menu. Whenever a Tool is selected in the Toolbar, the Options Bar displays the available Options for the currently selected Tool. N M Swygert

  17. The PhotoShop WorkSpace • Palettes • Palettes contain additional controls for other features in PhotoShop, such as the use of Layers, Colors, Layer Styles, and other features that you will learn about and use as you progress through the program. N M Swygert

  18. Section 3 • The Tool Bar • This section covers the PhotoShop toolbar detail. In this section we discuss the each of the tools and how they are used. N M Swygert

  19. The Toolbar N M Swygert

  20. The tools fall roughly into the following categories: Selection tools - used for creating closed boundaries - marquee tools, lassos, magic wand, & quick mask. Painting tools - used for adding color by using the mouse like a brush, or by simply filling areas with a selected color - brush, history brushes, airbrush, gradients, paint bucket, & pencil tool. N M Swygert

  21. Retouching tools - used for editing existing colors & image details - healing brush & patch tool, the clone stamp, erasers, dodge, burn, sponge, blur, sharpen, & smudge tools. Vector tools - used for creating, & editing vector shapes - pen, path select, shape, & line tools. Change view tools - used for moving & magnifying the view of an image, without affecting the image, itself - hand, & zoom tools N M Swygert

  22. The Toolbar • Marquee Tools • Used for making rectangular, elliptical, or single row selections. N M Swygert

  23. The Toolbar • Move Tool • Used for moving the contents of selections or layers N M Swygert

  24. The Toolbar • Lasso Tools • Used for making selections. N M Swygert

  25. The Toolbar • Crop Tool • Used for cropping image borders. N M Swygert

  26. The Toolbar • Magic Wand • Used for selecting areas. N M Swygert

  27. The Toolbar • Slice Tools • Used for dividing images into independent areas. N M Swygert

  28. The Toolbar • Healing Brush • Used for seamless merging of cloned image data. N M Swygert

  29. The Toolbar • Brush Tools • Used for painting. N M Swygert

  30. The Toolbar • Clone Stamp • Used for painting with copied image data. N M Swygert

  31. The Toolbar • History Brushes • Used for painting. N M Swygert

  32. The Toolbar • Eraser • Used for removing portions of images. N M Swygert

  33. The Toolbar • Gradient Tools • Used for adding, and editing gradient color blends. N M Swygert

  34. The Toolbar • Blur Tool • Used for retouching. N M Swygert

  35. The Toolbar • Dodge Tool • Used to lighten tones. N M Swygert

  36. The Toolbar • Path Selection • Used for selecting path components. N M Swygert

  37. The Toolbar • Type Tools • Used for adding type to images. N M Swygert

  38. The Toolbar • Pen Tools • Used for creating paths. N M Swygert

  39. The Toolbar • Shape Tools • Used for creating paths in geometric shapes. N M Swygert

  40. The Toolbar • Notes • Used for attaching text, and audio notes to files. N M Swygert

  41. The Toolbar • Eyedropper • Used for finding color values, and choosing colors. N M Swygert

  42. The Toolbar • Hand Tool • Used to move the view of an image. N M Swygert

  43. The Toolbar • Zoom Tool • Used to change the image’s magnification. N M Swygert

  44. The Toolbar • Foreground and Background • Used for choosing foreground and background colors N M Swygert

  45. The Toolbar • Quick Mask • Used for making precise selections • ImageReady • ImageReady is PhotoShop’s web-specific companion Program N M Swygert

  46. Section 4 • PhotoShop Project • This section covers the process of creating new images and using the toolbar and palettes in Photoshop. N M Swygert

  47. PhotoShop Project • Creating New Images • If you haven’t already started Photoshop start it now. • Creating a new image involves five (5) key decisions: • Image Name • Dimensions • Resolution • Mode • Contents N M Swygert

  48. PhotoShop Project • Creating New Images N M Swygert

  49. PhotoShop Project • Create your first image • Image name – Basic Shapes • Dimensions – 300 x 250 pixels • Resolution – 72 ppi • Mode – RGB • Contents - Transparent N M Swygert

  50. PhotoShop Project • Basic Shapes • Find your Layers palette and click the New Layer icon at the bottom right next to the trash can. • Double-click on the layer in the layers palette and name the new layer - Basic Shapes. N M Swygert